Sorority caught on video singing n-word lyric in Kanye West song
Several sorority sisters at the University of New Hampshire is under fire after video surfaced of a group of college women singing along to a Kanye West song that contained the N-word in its lyrics.
The sisters from the Alpha Phi Sorority have been slammed as “ignorant and insensitive” after the Snapchat video surfaced of their singing escapades. In particular, their behavior was called out by an anti-racism student Facebook group called “All Eyes on UNH,” which posted on Tuesday about the incident.
“A member of Alpha Phi Sorority put up this video of girls singing along to ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West on her Instagram story,” the post reads. “The girls sing the N-word without thinking of the implications.”
“This is a showcase of ignorance and that the Panhellenic Council should do better in combating racism. The first step is addressing willful ignorance.”
A UNH spokeswoman told NH1 on Wednesday that the video and sorority was being investigated.
“No disciplinary action has yet been taken by the university. The incident is under review,” spokeswoman Erika Mantz said.
“We believe strongly in the right to free speech as recognized by the First Amendment, and we also believe in the right of every member of our community to feel safe and respected,” Mantz added. “We continue to work to improve our campus culture through education, awareness and action.”